plaster cast


any piece of sculpture reproduced in plaster of Paris.

Origin of plaster cast

First recorded in 1815–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for plaster cast

cast, image, model

Examples from the Web for plaster cast

Historical Examples of plaster cast

  • By the purest chance, dallying over the knickknacks, he picked up a plaster-cast of a hand.

    The Lincoln Story Book

    Henry L. Williams

  • Is there any one, I ask, who will pay to see the plaster-cast when he can behold the marble original for nothing?

  • A plaster-cast mask of Voltaire when first hung up made him chuckle with indecent laughter.

    The Journal of a Disappointed Man

    Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion

  • The plaster-cast was then well oiled, the fish laid in it, and more plaster poured in, until the fish was covered.

    The Swan and Her Crew

    George Christopher Davies

  • I have had a plaster-cast model made of the little Pompeian figure of Narcissus at the spring in Naples.


    Gerhart Hauptmann

British Dictionary definitions for plaster cast

plaster cast


surgery a cast made of plaster of ParisSee cast (def. 40)
a copy or mould of a sculpture or other object cast in plaster of Paris
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plaster cast in Medicine

plaster cast


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